Dubai has given millions of tourists several opportunities to literally splurge. It is home to the tallest building, largest shopping mall, the largest indoor ski resort, and the list is endless. The news yet again is loud and clear; Dubai is once again set to surpass another record-breaking monument to their long list of massive, colossal architectural beauties. Yes! It is the Ferris wheel. Soon, you will be able to buy a ticket for the world’s largest Ferris wheel known as the ‘Dubai Eye.’ It will stand 210 metres tall beating London Eye by a massive 75 metres. The ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has agreed to spend a whopping $1.6 billion to accommodate a five-star hotel, an entertainment, retail, residential, hospitality and entertainment zone.
According to a statement from state news agency, WAM, “The world’s largest Ferris wheel will prove a must-visit experience for visitors and residents in the UAE and articulates Dubai’s long-term vision to be a key tourism hub in the world.” Meraas Holding, who is the developer of this massive project, has said the island is likely to attract more than three million visitors every year for city sightseeing.
The plan is to connect the island to the mainland by a road to Sheikh Zayed Road, a mono rail system between the entertainment zone and the metro and a pedestrian bridge to the JBR beachfront, whilst a cable car ferrying visitors to the entertainment plaza.Another major attraction for the area will be a souk encircled by a promenade of alfresco dining outlets, retail stores and a traditional market atmosphere. Furthermore,a large LED screen would be assembled on the wheel to craft an inventive electronic platform for broadcasting, public notices, along with interactive information.
Dubai with its refreshing and well-resourced blend of amusement avenues over and above the dining and shopping choices, the Dubai island city is sure to give vast options for smart living and leisure time.